Welcome to our Art and Design curriculum webpage!


Here you will find information on what the children are learning throughout the year and pictures of their wonderful creations and experiences. You can also keep up to date with art events and workshops happening in Manchester to enjoy with your family and friends.

School Closure Art Activities

Please have a look at the different activities you can do at home during school closure. Art is a great way to have fun and get creative! We would love to see your wonderful art work - please email in your work to your class teacher. Thank you!

Tate Kids - lots of activites, games and online workshops

Studio3arts - Family Saturdays sessions

Paint it Kids online lessons

Explore artists on Google Arts and Culture

Colouring in like Quentin Blake

Draw with Rob

BBC Bitesize - art activities and clips

Mister Maker on CBeebies - Early Years

At The Bus Art Projects

Art Creative Bingo

Why do we teach Art and Design?

Expression...visual thinking...observation skills...problem solving...uniqueness...

Art and Design allows children to explore and expand their creativity and imagination. Encouraging pupils to transform their experiences and emotions through Art can help them make new connections and deepen their understanding of the World. The curriculum is designed to engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the skills to experiment, invent and create unique pieces of work. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation. In addition, children develop a respect for the environment, for their own health and safety and that of others. They learn to appreciate the value of similarities and differences and learn to show tolerance. A variety of experiences teaches them to appreciate that all people – and their views – are equally important.


What we have been up to at St Ambrose...






What's on in Manchester?

Whitworth Art Gallery - Free studio work shops throughout the year. Explore and create with interesting objects! Press link for more detail - Whitworth workshop

HOME Manchester - Explore the exhibitions and workshops provided by HOME - Home Manchester website

Manchester Art Gallery - Visit Manchester Art Gallery 

Jasmine Walne Design - We are very lucky to have an artist work with our school and provide workshops for all children to develop their skills in Art. Please have a look at Tactile Arts website and social media page for workshops that you can get involved in!

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